I’ve used WordPress since starting this blog in 2006, but quite a few designers I respect favour ExpressionEngine. So I did a little digging on the pros and cons and found some decent reads.
ExpressionEngine Should Be GNU (and Free?), by Chris Castiglione, 2010 (good comment thread)
ExpressionEngine/WordPress comparison, link points to a balanced comment on EE Insider, 2012
WordPress versus ExpressionEngine and part two, on Lab.SixtyFive, 2011 (switching from WP to EE)
Switching Mindsets: From WordPress to ExpressionEngine, by Mindy Wagner, 2008
ExpressionEngine Designers Questions, answered by Mark Boulton, 2005 (still relevant)
WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla vs ExpressionEngine, comparison by Paul Kortman, 2011
A few designers using WordPress:
And a few using ExpressionEngine:
- Simon Collison
- Stuff & Nonsense
- Veerle’s blog
- Daniel Howells
- Jason Santa Maria
- You Know Who (also above)
I guess the choice depends to an extent on the complexity of the website, who it’s for (personal or client), and the preference of the designer. WordPress works very well for me, but I’d still like to try EE sometime soon on the back of those recommendations.